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Dollar dreams: Auto driver gives 3 lakh and gets bag full of trash in exchange

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Thane, Oct 07: An autorickshaw driver from Bhandup in Mumbai has been cheated to the tune of Rs 3 lakh by five persons who allegedly promised him United States dollars in exchange, a Thane police official said on Friday.

Jaiprakash Dubey had ferried one of the accused, a woman, in his three-wheeler to Navi Mumbai on June 2 and after striking a conversation, she told him she had US dollars for exchange, the police official said.

Dollar dreams: Auto driver gives 3 lakh and gets bag full of trash in exchange

"After the accused managed to convince Dubey through phone calls over several days, he gave her and her four associates Rs 3 lakh in exchange for a packet which they claimed contained 635 US dollar notes.

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When he opened the packet, it contained bundles of scrap paper," he said. A cheating case was registered on Wednesday and efforts were on the nab the five accused, he added.

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